Dietary Guidelines is a hospital manual designed to aid physicians, dietitians, nurses, and other paramedical personnel in the nutritional treatment of infants and children. The concise presentation of the principles of pediatric nutrition in health and disease is drawn from the extensive experience of the Texas Children's Hospital. All of the modified or special diets employed in the treatment of childhood diseases are covered in considerable detail.
Dietary Guidelines is not a cook-book, kit-assembly approach to child feeding, since it is clearly pointed out that diets must be designed to meet the needs of the individual patient. Nevertheless, the text includes discussions of the principles on which the diets are based along with numberous charts, tables, and appendices to accommodate each dietary recommendation. The compositions of commercial and in-house regimens for oral or intravenous administration are included in impressive detail.
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